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Why aren’t people reacting to climate change as quickly as they did to covid-19?

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Comments (130)

  • global-conversation.png responsible_chemistry | Anqoun Intermediate Public School | Lebanon
    17 Apr 2021

    Most people are not reacting with the climate change as covid-19 because there are no seen direct impacts .Where I live in lebanon,Anqoun there are no direct impacts of climate change while there are direct impacts in covid-19 pandemic's time on the whole world

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      responsible_chemistry's comment 19 Apr 2021

      Would everyone in Lebanon agree that "there are no direct impacts of climate change" there?

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      1. global-conversation.png responsible_chemistry | Anqoun Intermediate Public School | Lebanon
        Katie @ the BNC's comment 19 Apr 2021

        where i live in a small village, in my opinion there is no severe impact,but in other places, may be there are impacts especially in cities

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        1. global-conversation.png spontaneous_molecule | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
          responsible_chemistry's comment 20 Apr 2021

          The opposite is the case in my country as the impact of climate change is felt more in the rural areas

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    2. global convo icon.png diplomatic_engineer | Nagongera Girls Primary School | Uganda
      responsible_chemistry's comment 22 Apr 2021

      In Uganda ,it's actually the same. But in northern Uganda people react to climate changes more.

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      1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
        compassionate_fact's comment 07 May 2021

        Can you explain why?

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  • global-conversation.png beloved_glacier | Anqoun Intermediate Public School | Lebanon
    18 Apr 2021

    It is a global emergency that has already killed on a mass scale and threatens to send millions more to early graves. As its effects spread, it could destabilise entire economies and overwhelm poorer countries lacking resources and infrastructure. But this is the climate crisis, not the coronavirus. Governments are not assembling emergency national plans and you’re not getting push notifications transmitted to your phone breathlessly alerting you to dramatic twists and developments from South Korea to Italy. I live in Lebanon exactly in Ankoun no one cares about the climate change and they dont try to reduce it but they are really cautious about Covid-19 and they prevent going into the supermarket and they are trying to reduce the numbers of the people that have Covid-19.

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  • global-conversation.png consistent_computer | Anqoun Intermediate Public School | Lebanon
    18 Apr 2021

    People are not reacting with climate change the same as covid-19 because: people were scared for there lives and the lives of there beloved ones ,so all they think about is protecting there selfes and stay still in their homes, so they didn't much really care about climate change anymore. For example where I live in Lebanon, Anquon there isn't any direct evidence or impact of climate change , while covid-19 has a direct impact , link

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  • global-conversation.png humble_tangerine | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I think people are not reacting as quickly to climate change because it affects people differently in different regions of the world some feel the direct impact while others do not. Like where I live most people have felt the impact directly because the region is usually hot but lately we have been experiencing inconsistent weather especially drought due to lack of rain. We are use to heat but lately the rays of the sun has been really hot and scorching causing people to have sunburns and other diseases, so it depends on the area where people stay.

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  • global-conversation.png glad_moment | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria and I think people are not reacting to the climate change the way they reacted to coronavirus is because people don't understand that climate change is a little more serious than the coronavirus, climate change can cause animals to be homeless. For example I live in Nigeria and the heat here is causing our trees to die, birds live in trees and is the trees loose their leaves there will be no place foe them to stay.

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  • global-conversation.png rational_reflection | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I think why people are not reacting to climate change but reacted to covid-19 is because many people feared for their lives and did not want to die. For the climate change, people do not care that climate change is a serious deal like in Nigeria were I live, many people care mostly about themselves and their families and do not care about the environment. During the lock down, there were so many cutting down of trees because people wanted to keep themselves warm, used as an alternative to fuel since they had no access to gas and kerosene and did not care how it affectes the environment.

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  • global-conversation.png glad_moment | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    when it comes to coronavirus the government kept on emphasizing about it on the news but the government does not seem to care about the climate change

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  • global-conversation.png agreeable_lion | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria and I think people are not reacting to climate change the same as way the did during the covid 19 because: there was lock down and people could not access their automobiles which are the major cause of air pollution . As a result of this the environmental hazards reduced and made a safer cleaner environment . This helped in the addition of green house gases .

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  • global-conversation.png eloquent_imagination | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria a country of peace and harmony which was affected by the covid-19 leading to climate change. I don't think people cared about climate change because they were busy thinking about how to restock their shops and how to put things in order, some people were also mourning over their loved ones and parent's were gathering money to pay for their children who were going to school. with all these points of mine i believe that people did not react to climate change here in Nigeria

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  • global-conversation.png confident_world | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    People are not reacting to climate change not as much to covid-19 because, I believe people are still recovering from the effect of the virus and some still facing some challenges that Covid-19 has caused and climate change has therefore become the list of their problems. There have been so many death cases, health and financial issues as well since the attack of the virus. People are still trying to heal and rise up from many problems and also trauma. But in due time people should see good reasons to care for climate change.

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    1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg harrietboland@economist.com | None
      confident_world's comment 19 Apr 2021

      Good reasoning confident_world. What do you think are the reasons to care about climate change?

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_fruit | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria, people are not reacting to climate change as quickly as they did to covid-19 because people are not motivated to address it. Also, We don’t have direct evidence that climate change is influencing the spread of COVID-19, but we do know that climate change alters how we relate to other species on Earth and that matters to our health and our risk for infections. People are bothered about their lost one due to the Covid19 and many individuals have to make up for the loss in their perspective business due to the lockdown period.

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  • global-conversation.png unique_skill | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I think people are not responding to the climate change as quickly as the covid19 because in my country Nigeria where I live ,the climate change is not felt immediately but the covid19 impact was felt because of the lives and the changes and impact that was made in peoples lives.

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  • global-conversation.png independent_interaction | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria and one fact I wish people knew about my country, is our nutritious delicacies. Over here, we have very good and handmade prepared delicacies. All the four major regions have their different delicacies. The most popular delicacy is Tuwon-shinkarfa and Miyan Kuka. It is made with rice flour, dry baobab leaves powder, dry catfish, red palm oil, cray fish, pepper, onions and other major ingredients. Miyan Kuka is also known as Luru soup.
    The knowledge on the kind of food we eat, gives people an idea on why Nigerians have healthy lives.

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  • global-conversation.png fearless_radio | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria were people are not really reacting to climate change like the global pandemic because the climate change is a slow processes but the pandemic came with force and made the people of the world shed tears,the pandemic will come and go but climate change wont go away but humans tend to look at things like how it affects them directly.

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  • global-conversation.png fearless_radio | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I say that yes there are direct impact of climate change but us as humans have chosen to ignore it .

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    1. global convo icon.png altruistic_reality | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
      fearless_radio's comment 20 Apr 2021

      Hello, I would like to state that humans have not ignored climate change. The challenge is that most people are ignorant about climate change and how it will affect their lives in general and if well explained they will surely pay attention to it. thank you

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  • global-conversation.png excited_opportunity | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    My name is excited_opportunity. I live in Nigeria and I feel that in Nigeria, the reason Nigerians did not react directly to the impact of climate change than to COVID-19 was because the effects of climate change were not seen as abruptly as that of COVID-19. For example, owing to the deaths caused by COVID-19 they were seen and its effects were felt almost immediately than the effects of climate change in the country. Therefore, we could supposedly say that the ignorance towards the changes in our climate caused the lack of reaction towards it.

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  • global-conversation.png fearless_radio | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I also think that humans only care of what affects them directly like the global pandemic kills a thousand in a day but climate change kills at most a hundred in a day.

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  • global-conversation.png peaceful_cello | Anqoun Intermediate Public School | Lebanon
    19 Apr 2021

    There is no Evidence of a direct connection Between climate change and the emergence or transmission of cOVID-19 Disease

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  • global-conversation.png imaginative_situation | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I think why people don't react to climate change as they did to covid-19 is because the disease came as a shock to the world while the people of the earth learnt how to adjust and live with the climate change which is why humans are not reacting to climate change like how they are reacting to covid-19

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      imaginative_situation's comment 20 Apr 2021

      that's a good point. Can you give an example of how humans adjust to live with climate change?

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      1. global-conversation.png trustworthy_emotion | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2021

        Well people have adjusted to living in the climate changed environments in more ways than one because, in areas where the cold was an in thing, when the effects of climate change came into play, they simply took off their warm cloths and put on air friendly clothes (lighter clothing)to tackle the problem of heat.

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  • global-conversation.png fearless_radio | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I personally like the way you are looking at things but would you also say that it is our fault as humans cause we fail to look at things that don't affect us directly as irrelevant issues and do you think our mentality can be changed

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  • global-conversation.png good_location | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I think people are not reacting as quickly to climate change because here in Nigeria, A lot of people are still recovering from the hard blow caused by the covid 19 pandemic. Because we Nigerian lost our loved ones one way or the other due to the pandemic. Also the State of our economy is really devastating and a lot of people and the government is still trying to recover from the blow. Right now, one dollar is equivalent to Four hundred and Eight Naira Which is really bad. I live in Lagos to be précised. Here nobody cares about the climate change. Lagos is a very busy place with a lot of industrial activities which causes a lot of damage to the ozone layer and no one really cares about that. And so far climate change has killed has not caused a lot of damage the way covid 19 has so people are not reacting to climate change the way they reacted to the pandemic.

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  • global-conversation.png lovely_tiger | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Apr 2021

    I think people react to climate change but not as effective as the global pandemic because of the adverse effect it had on people for example death, loss of jobs due to the lockdown for example Nigeria, many working people could not work at home due to lack of experience and the had to stay at home without ends meet

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  • global-conversation.png dependable_gooseberry | Anqoun Intermediate Public School | Lebanon
    19 Apr 2021

    People are not reacting with climate change the same as covid-19 because they think that they are not directly involved in climate change so it's easy to them to think " It doesn't directly affect me", even though both climate change and covid 19 are killing people.People see covid 19 as an immediate threat to their friends and families while they see climate change in a slow motion danger.
    Thus we can say people are motivated by the personal and actionable.And this is what exactly happening where I live in Lebanon,Banaafoul people are not taking serious actions against climate change as covid 19.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      dependable_gooseberry's comment 20 Apr 2021

      A great answer! How can we encourage people to take notice of climate change and react?

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      1. global-conversation.png modest_idea | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2021

        By educating people on climate change, its effects and its consequences
        By putting up advertisements through billboards, television, radio and magazines or pamphlets.

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      2. global-conversation.png dependable_gooseberry | Anqoun Intermediate Public School | Lebanon
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2021

        I think government must make awareness campaigen, educate people more about serious danger that we are facing.
        Furthermore,I believe that individual actions matter. Our actions can create effects that inspire and encourage others,for example: create an online group, start with people we know, do school tours...

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  • global-conversation.png witty_assumption | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Apr 2021

    I live in Gaza .Here in Gaza people care too much for climate change .We feel that it is dangerous thing happens . We feel that something wrong is happening some times it is raining sometimes it is draught. Sometimes it's hot sometimes it's very cold . We feel sorry for what we grow .Plants suffer too much .Farmers pay too much for this climate change. It's a disaster. Now We try hard to help people understand the climate change and help people to make pollution to make the disaster more and more .

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    1. global-conversation.png reasoning_solution | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      witty_assumption's comment 20 Apr 2021

      How do you intend to educate people on climate change

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      1. global-conversation.png lovely_tiger | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        reasoning_solution's comment 20 Apr 2021

        I think we can educate people on climate change by bringing out problems and solutions in their surroundings.

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        1. global convo icon.png diplomatic_engineer | Nagongera Girls Primary School | Uganda
          lovely_tiger's comment 22 Apr 2021

          I think we should tell them the advantages of good climate.

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  • global-conversation.png spontaneous_molecule | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria and I feel that the reason that people aren't reacting to the climate change as quickly as they did to the Covid-19 is because they do not view climate change as a direct threat to themselves. Unlike the response to Covid-19, people found ways to adapt to the changes going on in our environment and eventually forgot about it.

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    1. global-conversation.png articulate_outcome | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      spontaneous_molecule's comment 20 Apr 2021

      I agree. Many people feel like climatic changes has no effect on them on like the Covid-19 pandemic where people really did not have a choice but to adapt to changes going on since they where affected directly.

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  • global-conversation.png modest_idea | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2021

    My name is modest_idea. I am from Nigeria. In Nigeria, people do not really care about the climate change. The effects of the coronavirus on the Nigerians was felt because we had to practice a lot of new things that we have never done before such as online learning, working from home, lockdown, social distancing and many other practices. Nigerians do not see climate change as a threat to their lives because they do not hear of people dying from the effects of climate change. The coronavirus had a greater impact on our lives because we lost quite a good number of people in our country and we had to abide by the set down rules by the government.

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  • global-conversation.png eager_language | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2021

    Hello, my name is Eager_language from Jos, Nigeria. Climate change although being one of the worlds most devastating issues, does not seem to have as much effects on Nigeria as it does around other parts of the world. It has not claimed as many lives a covid-19 has, and unfortunately does not seem to have a vaccine or cure. Nor does it seem to give people reason to carry protective gears or carry around sanitizers. Yes, it has its own way of shocking the world when it hits but does not seem to pose a threat that can steer up a reaction as covid-19 has. This does not mean it should not be given the attention of the people, but just means that everything has its time and manner it should be dealt with.

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  • global-conversation.png reasoning_solution | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria and I think that the reason why people aren't reacting to the climate change as quickly as they did to the Covid-19 is because here we experience the effects of climate change frequently, such as desert enchrochment, increase in temperature. So people adapt to these changes in order to survive.

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  • global-conversation.png lovely_tiger | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2021

    I think we can encourage people to take notice of climate and react but first we need to reach out to the local areas fisrt.My country Nigeria for example, climate change has been a great challenge but the government sure a need to reach out to the local areas and enlighten them about climate change and how to curb the problem and villages like Riyom, and Pankshin had clear and enchanting mountains which never use to be before.

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  • global-conversation.png modest_idea | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria and I think that the reason people are not reacting to climate change is due to the level of illiteracy in the country. Recently, we have been experiencing series of high temperature. Some people will ignore it thinking it is just the fluctuation in the weather.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_cheetah | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria and I think the reason why people did not react to climatic change as they did to Covid_19 is because climatic change did not have an adverse impact as the Covid_19

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    1. global-conversation.png modest_idea | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      polite_cheetah's comment 20 Apr 2021

      I do not totally agree with you because in Nigeria we are currently suffering from cases of high temperature and desert encroachment.

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  • global-conversation.png warmhearted_context | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria, and I think that people are not reacting to climate change as quickly as they did to covid-19 because the effects of climate change are not entirely as devastating as they may be in other countries. Although the global pandemic led to the establishment of obvious protocols such as the lockdown and use of masks and sanitizers much more often, climate change in Nigeria has not made such social and economic changes in our country for a very long time. Simply put, we may not feel the direct effects on climate change daily, but as for the covid-19 pandemic, it has triggered several reactions from the people because of the direct impact of the virus on our lives.
    More so, we have watched more people die from the virus than from the effects of climate change in our country.

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  • global-conversation.png kind_personality | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2021

    Hey, I am Kind_personality , I feel climatic change has affected Nigeria in different ways, the harsh weather, and low rainfall has affected the agricultural aspect, because the weather has affected the farmers. These weather issues are mostly suffered by the drier areas that are occupied by farmers, especially fish farmers , they find it difficult to catch fish in such areas.
    Unexpected rainfall affects the fruits, flowers and crop production at large which reduces yield for the year. Reverse is the case when their is equal distribution of rainfall and sunshine , helps the flowers, fruits and crops to grow , and at the end of the year there is great yield

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      kind_personality's comment 20 Apr 2021

      Thank you for adding to the discussion, kind_personality. I have awarded you with a star for your clear explanations. The way you have used examples to support your points shows some excellent speaking skills. Well done!

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  • global-conversation.png outstanding_science | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria and i also think people are not reacting to climate change as covid 19, because most people are more concerned about their health than the environment they live in(which i think is selfish). And due to the lock down during the Covid 19 pandemic, people could not come out of their homes to feel and see the impact of climate change in their environments. Which i think is quite sad,because the glaciers are melting at very high speed,reefs are dying; which is killing our ocean and we need to act fast to save them.):

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  • global convo icon.png humble_economics | Nagongera Girls Primary School | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    Here in Uganda, most people don't take long term effects seriously.For example, when HIV broke out 30 years ago, some people were worried but after realizing that HIV is a slow killer, they became relaxed and reckless with their lives.In fact some girls could openly tell you that they feared pregnancy but not HIV.Because climate change's impact is not easily seen and felt, many people have relaxed but with Covid, the fact that it kills immediately, has made many people to respond immediately.Another factor is sensization of the massess.The way people have been sensitised about Covid 19 is more than twenty times when they have been sensitised about climate change.These are some of the few reasons I feel people are not responding to climate change as urgently as to Covid 19.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      humble_economics's comment 21 Apr 2021

      A really interesting comparison, thank you for sharing!

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  • global-conversation.png spontaneous_tsunami | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2021

    I would look at climate change as a slow spreading pioson which tends to be overlooked inspite of its lethality. When it comes to climate change, a lot of people in Nigeria are still ignorant; and the minority that do know about climate change have an even smaller minority among them who are willing to do anything at all about climate change. The northern part of the country particularly around Sokoto state is slowly but surely being desertified. This year, farmers including my dad have waited endlessly for the rains which were due sice the early days of March and yet have been delayed. The steep rise in temperature is extremly alarming and particularly unbearable for the people of Plateau state around the middle belt of the country who live in a relatively cold area. To show how much the effects of climate change have been undermined, despite the glaring effects of extreme weather events being experienced by the populace, the majority still show a non-challant attitude towards it.
    On the other hand, in the face of the corona virus pandemic, the populace began isolating themselves even without directives from the government. in essence extreme healthcare events are usually treated with greater importance than extreme weather events eitherbecause of the speed with which their negative effects emerge and are deeply felt, or because some people do not feel the effects of extreme weather events at all. Of course in the long run all parts of the world will be plagued by extreme weather events, if nothig is done to solve this cankerworm eating its way through the world as we know it.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      spontaneous_tsunami's comment 21 Apr 2021

      Thank you for sharing your experience and writing about it so clearly. I certainly hope things improve for your family. What is your biggest concern regarding climate change?

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  • global-conversation.png excited_opportunity | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Nigeria and if feel the reaction towards climate change is very slow and dangerous. The slow reaction towards climate change in my country could see Nigeria turning into a vast waste land much sooner than later due to the slow reaction time to the climate change both by the government and by its citizens. For example, in the already made public case of the desert encroachment, the Sahara desert has almost swallowed my country because the government are unable to observe and take measure effectively to curb it as much as possible.
    Jos, in Plateau State Nigeria, which is popularly known for its cold weather is now beginning to experience a certain level of heat in the atmosphere which I would say is very odd especially for Plateau State seeing as it is located on a highland as the name implies.
    Usually at this time of the year we would have been into raining season but as we speak the dark clouds just hover around and we don't even see any rain which is bad for the farmers not just in this area but the agriculture of Nigeria because potatoes are usually bought from this part of the country but then the lack of the rains could affect the produce of such foods.
    The weather is also affecting the poultry farmers because the cold weather makes this part of the country more conducive for for the rearing of chickens but then at the moment the weather is not allowing poultry farmers to enjoy maximum output. A lot of poultry farmers are now beginning to record a lot of deaths because of the increase in temperature
    Eventually if the issue of climate change is not dealt with then it could a well be the beginning of the end for a country like Nigeria.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      excited_opportunity's comment 21 Apr 2021

      This comment gives great examples to explain your experience - well done. I wonder what it is like in other areas in Nigeria, of if the experience is the same across the country?

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      1. global-conversation.png excited_opportunity | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 21 Apr 2021

        First of all thank you ma for the feedback.
        Secondly, the same could be the issue for the other northern states. I am not so sure about the southern states because they are mostly waterlogged areas and so they could experience rain more often than we do over here towards the north.

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    2. global-conversation.png fascinating_snail | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      excited_opportunity's comment 22 Apr 2021

      Hello
      Yes, I agree with you completely on the subject of people interacting with the climate and with Covid 19,
      And I am very surprised by the climate of your country
      Bye

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  • global convo icon.png dependable_sheep | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    Covid-19 brought a state of urgency whereby people are dying rapidly all-over the globe excluding no stature or even climatic differences.This has caused many to shift their attention from matters of importance like the climate and environment to protect their personal health. And much as climate is a crucial matter, it has been ignored due to its slow but long-lasting effect. From swamp reclamation to poor waste disposal, the environmental degradation is extreme for example in my country at the moment, the biggest lake, lake Victoria is partly intoxicated with plastics. Trees are cut down without replacement and this is dangerous to Uganda's climate future.If not solved instantly...this just might be impossible to solve in my opinion. Thank you

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  • global-conversation.png educated_leopard | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Ghana and I think most people don't react to climate change with the same urgency as Covid-19 because, climate change has not happened in my country so people don't seem to know its effects but because Covid-19 is worldwide, people know how it can affect their lives.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      educated_leopard's comment 20 Apr 2021

      Would everyone in Ghana agree that "climate change has not happened" there?

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  • global convo icon.png humorous_dog | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    I am humorous_dog, I live in Uganda , I think people are not reacting quickly to climate change where i live because the corona virus had more effect on the people living in our country than the climate change.This is because the deadly pandemic scared and forced the people to diverted their minds to observing SOP's [Standard Operating Procedures] i.e staying at home, maintaining social distance etc. This limited peoples movements and less attention was paid to the environment rather to the corona virus. This tells the challenge as to why there is less attention on climate change. However to recover the climate once more more effort is to be put in by the government to ensure its citizens that the pandemic is not the only threat but ignoring the climate change too is a threat itself.

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  • global convo icon.png altruistic_reality | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    In my opinion, covid-19 had an immediate impact in people's lives economically whereby people stopped working and earning, socially whereby friends and family couldn't meet and politically whereby tough rules an laws were enforced to reduce the spread of the virus were as for climate change does not affect people's normal day to day lives. In Uganda, it has been hot most of the year but people still lived there lives normally compared to when covid-19 occurred and killed many people, friends and families which caused panic and sadness causing the government to react quickly.

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  • global convo icon.png precious_whale | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    I think people aren't reacting to climate change as quickly as they did on the pandemic is because the pandemic resulted into closure of schools for almost a year. This caused highly exposed girls to the society and bad peer influence. many girls in my country Uganda of about 13-16 years got pregnant and dropped out of school in the coarse of the pandemic.this is not likely the same case with the climate changes we have experienced in Uganda because they have always been taking a short period of time. I also think that climate change like drought because of no rainfall has been in history, so people have remedies about its prevention for example the famous landslides in bududa in the eastern part of Uganda gave a rise of a preventive measure being resettlement of people and therefore slightly affects the people. while the pandemic is a new innovation / disease that no one had an idea about its severe effects and ways of preventing it hence the people's quick reaction

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  • global-conversation.png joyful_truth | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    20 Apr 2021

    I think many people in Ghana are not reacting to climate change because COVID-19 is a new threat that exploded into our consciousness with obvious urgency while climate change has been in the country for decades. The consequences of inaction on COVID-19 loom on a timescale of weeks rather than the decades away for climate change. Climate change is not always considered as a factor that needs real looking into.

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  • global convo icon.png steadfast_cheetah | Nagongera Girls Primary School | Uganda
    21 Apr 2021

    My name is steadfast_cheetah and I live in Uganda. I thing people in my country are not reacting to climate change in the same way they are reacting to Covid 19 due to poor sensitization.The rate at which Covid 19 has been publisized is far higher than that of climate change. Additionally, most politicians are not bothered about climate change. For example, during the recent general elections held in January 2021, most political candidates did not emphasize on the protection of the environment as their agenda. They used a lot of money to bribe the voters instead of sensitizing them about ways of protecting the environment. This is my opinion.

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  • global-conversation.png victorious_apple | Anqoun Intermediate Public School | Lebanon
    21 Apr 2021

    People aren't reacting to climate change the same as covid-19 because covid-19makes our life in danger in a high percentage, due to its direct impact on the human body and health. While the climatic changes haven't a seen impact since it is rare in some cities and regions in the world. Where I live in Anquan Lebanon there isn't a seen impact of climate changes ut there are high percentages of covid-19 In addition to that people are scared of death which makes them protect themselves from this disease by discarding to the climate change and other important things.

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  • global-conversation.png energetic_engine | Anglican International Academy | Nigeria
    21 Apr 2021

    it because climate change is not killing people as coronavirus has
    Most people are ignorant about climate change but since coronavirus was a very infectious deaseas it was taking very serious

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    1. global convo icon.png imaginative_library | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
      energetic_engine's comment 21 Apr 2021

      hi, my name is imaginative library i really agree this post. climate change has not killed people and if it has ever then, then it did at a smaller extent which which could not make people react that vigorously. thanks energetic engine.

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    2. global-conversation.png energetic_engine | Anglican International Academy | Nigeria
      energetic_engine's comment 22 Apr 2021

      I forgot to add that people in our country Nigeria are very much informed and aware but refuse to act on it.
      if you disagree with me, please visit this link (11) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl2yvtBo3KM
      This is video is the complete breaking down of how climate change has changed Nigeria

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  • global-conversation.png versatile_dragonfly | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    21 Apr 2021

    Nigeria is experiencing a hot climate currently. It’s past mid April already and there is no sign of rain in areas like Plateau State, Nigeria when it should have started raining since early march. The heat is becoming “unbearable”. Guess what? Citizens of my country still don’t care. The AC and electric fan can help curtail that; people in rural areas make use of the hand fan or anything that can serve as an alternative. Whatever isn’t claiming lives at the spot isn’t taken seriously in my country.
    However, no one likes anything that leads to death especially one that leads to almost instant death. Death is inevitable but humans would do everything possible to avoid anything that poses the threat to kill them. Many people have contacted covid19 without knowing how. Isn’t that enough reason to keep people on their toes? This, I think should be the reason why people are not reacting to climate as quickly as covid19 especially in Nigeria.

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  • global convo icon.png venturous_buffalo | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
    21 Apr 2021

    the climate change much as it is there has not been realized by most people yet the virus because of its great impacts and the observable signs and what it results to after a short period is severe

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_moon | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    21 Apr 2021

    Nigeria is currently experiencing climate change. However, this is not taken seriously because citizens of my country always feel that the climate condition, either good or bad, could be a blessing or punishment from God respectively. This belief is out of ignorance that the daily activities of man can cause sudden change in the climate. Technology has also made it possible to adapt to certain climate conditions and most probably could be the reason why Nigerians are not reacting to climate change.
    Covid19 is a disease that if not handled well, will lead to death and in my country, Nigeria, I think people respect what instills fear in them than what doesn’t. This makes us do everything possible within our power to live and that includes “running” far away from Covid19.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      proactive_moon's comment 21 Apr 2021

      I've given you a star for your comment because I think you've thought creatively about the drivers behind what humans do (being motivated by fear).

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  • global convo icon.png altruistic_reality | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
    21 Apr 2021

    I think climate change is really urgent because it affects our way of living in many ways for example in Uganda during mid July and December, the temperature is really high both during the day and night were by water and other electric devices like fans and air conditioners are the only source of relief which leads to the heavy consumption of electricity and production of harmful gases like hydrofluorocarbons which destroy the environment, those unfortunate not to have any tiresomely fan themselves to cool down. However people have grown accustomed to these type of climate and few to none of the people suffer from heat stroke hence ignoring the fact that the climate is negatively changing. Were as when covid-19 broke out, it was new, unheard of and deadly causing people to panic for example I myself was trembling when I heard of the deadly virus spreading rapidly in my country, covid-19 was all over the news all day long and people got informed about it's dangers compared to climate change which I only see being talked about on the national geographic channel. So in my opinion, people have reacted more to covid-19 than climate change because they were well informed about it and the fear of losing their loved ones to it.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      altruistic_reality's comment 22 Apr 2021

      Thank you for sharing your experience. It's hard to imagine being so hot all of the time, when in England it's still Spring and quite chilly! Are there any other useful ways to stay cool, that are not detrimental to the environment?

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      1. global convo icon.png altruistic_reality | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2021

        I would like to first of all thank you for the 🌟, it encourages me to do better and yes, there are other useful eco friendly ways of staying cool during the hot weather. People have been working hard around the clock to come up with effective eco friendly methods one can use to stay cool while both indoor and outdoor and here are some of the many ways;
        One can keep the inside of a house cool by keeping the windows closed during the day to avoid unwanted humidity and heat and open at night to allow fresh cool air to circulate in the house though this method is uncommon here in Uganda since mosquitoes tend to enter the house during night time which increases the chances of getting malaria. However other methods like sitting under the shade of a tree and wearing light clothing are most commonly used, this brings out the importance of trees in our environment.
        Painting the roof and outer walls with reflective colours is also one of the effective methods of keeping the house cool we're by it deflects solar energy, according to my research made about this method, 60-85% of solar energy is reflected away from a surface with reflective colour white being the best colour, this reduces on the amount of heat absorbed by the roof and outer walls hence keeping the house cooler. Applying reflective film to windows is also another way of keeping the house cool since most of the light and heat is bounced off. Keeping windows which receive light closed with curtains. Eating cold foods like ice cream and cold drinks will offer quick cooling during a hot sunny day. And finally last but not least, eating spicy foods like phall, curry and many others enhance circulation, stimulate heat receptors in the mouth and causes your body to sweat which in turn cools you down.

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_argument | Anglican International Academy | Nigeria
    21 Apr 2021

    Hello my name is ethical_argument and i think the reason why people don't really care about the climate change as much as the covid -19 it is because climate change is not as deadly as covid-19 and so that is how people do not really care about the more deadly thing until it it gets serious up to the extent that we cannot control it, is that the type of life we want to be living? No! we cannot live like that because that is the most dangerous way to live our life .Secondly the reason why people don't really care about the climate change as much as the covid -19 is because it renders many people homeless and they can not provide for their family , and for that reason I think that blamed for caring about covid - 19 more than climate ,I mean people not being able to provide for their family is a bad thing .
    I am a Nigerian and from from the area I am living in climate change is not having that much impact on that area mean while the other parts of Nigeria other parts suffer: increases in temperature; variable rainfall; rise in sea level and flooding; drought and desertification; land degradation; more frequent extreme weather events; affected fresh water resources and loss of biodiversity.So while we battle covid -19 we should also battle with climate change and together we can overcome that.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_raccoon | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
    22 Apr 2021

    "Why aren't reacting people reacting to climate change as quickly as they do to the covid-19?"

    1.I believe that some people dont take climate change like Covid because they believe that covid is more important than climate change and that means the forgot about the animals in the sea/ocean. From this, many animals are dying and tgat could stop f we all work together!
    Did you know some plastic have chemicals in them leading the poor creatures to there death.Probley you dont want to die, well probely animals also dont and want to continue and have a better life/future. At this time , we need to stop throwing rubbish on the floor but in the bin and make sure you dont put it in then wrong place because it goes somewhere else [beach].

    So help the enviorment
    thank you fir reading,
    terrific_raccoon !

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  • global-conversation.png optimistic_apple | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Apr 2021

    Because the climate does not affect people's lives in a major and direct way like Covid 19, and does not cause many victims and deaths, such as Covid 19.
    And because people take the necessary, appropriate and appropriate precautions for the climate, as for Covid 19, it came on suddenly and people took a great time to deal and interact with

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  • global-conversation.png fascinating_snail | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Apr 2021

    Hello
    "I think people are not reacting as quickly to climate change because... Where I livein Palestine and the climate in it is very moderate and appropriate, where the weather is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, and I do not think that it can have a negative impact with Covid 19, but rather I think that it is one of the factors that resist Covid 19
    And because climate change does not cause harm to others like Covid 19 does, it has positive impacts on appearances such as crops and human resources. This is all from an opinion
    Thanks❤

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    1. Screenshot_20200324_165750.jpg Molly @ the BNC
      fascinating_snail's comment 22 Apr 2021

      Thanks for your comment fascinating_snail. You say that climate change does not cause harm to other and can have a positive impact on crops. Do you think all the effects of climate change or positive or can you think of some examples of how it might have impacted industries like agriculture negatively?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_technology | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Molly @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2021

        For example, in our country, Palestine, strawberry cultivation is one of the most important and prominent crops, but at several times strawberry crops suffer damage, which reduces the production of strawberry crops, and this damage is caused by climate change, as when the plant is exposed to fluctuations and changes in climate such as frost waves that affect the production of strawberry crops.

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      2. global-conversation.png nice_desert | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Molly @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2021

        I agree with you, climate change means a change in the percentage of agricultural production, and this means a deterioration of the economic situation

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_technology | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Apr 2021

    In my country, Palestine, the impact of climate change is clear to us, as the population of our country largely and almost completely depends on agriculture, animal production and plant production such as strawberries, which are greatly affected by climate change, as I mentioned earlier in a comment about the extent of damage to poultry farms due to climate change, also people say that the Covid 19 pandemic has caused many people to lose their jobs, but have they noticed that climate change is destroying agriculture, and it is the work of many people in our country and many countries, so there is no convincing reason to make people more urgent about the issue of Covid 19 of climate change.

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    1. global-conversation.png articulate_outcome | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      enigmatic_technology's comment 22 Apr 2021

      I agree with you. Even in my country Nigeria were most of our revenue comes from agricultural practice, due to the climate changes thanks to the corona virus most of our agriculturist are suffering in the country as we speak . Many cannot even afford a three square meal everyday.

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  • global-conversation.png encouraging_drum | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    22 Apr 2021

    Hi everyone! I m Tunisian and i live in Sousse

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  • global-conversation.png encouraging_drum | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    22 Apr 2021

    Hi everyone! I m Tunisian and i live in Sousse Covid-19 is an important issue It s a real disaster Everyday we receive news of hundreds of new cases and people dying because of this virus Roughly 40 percent of adults worldwide have never heard of climate change the reason why people dont talk about climate change that often is that its too slow to detect , unlike the corona virus which had a colossal impact on the human kind .This virus took millions of lives thats why it s getting so much attention

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  • global-conversation.png enlightened_raccoon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Apr 2021

    Let me tell you about the climate of Palestine, Palestine is located in the eastern Mediterranean, making it to the right of the atmospheric depressions affecting the eastern basin of the Mediterranean in winter, and heavy rains fall on the north of Palestine and the amount of rain decreases towards the south, in addition to the continuing work of the Mediterranean on moderate temperatures in summer and winter And the high level of humidity in the regions, climate change in Palestine affected it in many ways, it affected the agricultural side and affected the farmers, and the rain that was not timely affected the crops, vegetables and fruits, so people did not interact with climate change as they did with Covid 19

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_technology | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Apr 2021

    I live in Palestine, Palestine is affected to a limited extent by climate change compared to other countries, but the issue of climate change is of great importance in Palestine, as its negative effects are clearly represented in desertification, an increase in the number of droughts and soil degradation, and a change inhe rains affected the water resources significantly, and drought and high temperatures reduced the water level of the Dead Sea ,climate change also reduced animal and plant production, and are many fires that have burned in Palestinian cities caused by climate change and drought.
    One of the causes of climate change in Palestine is wars, due to the use of bombs and rockets, which cause toxic gases to pollute the air.

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  • global convo icon.png diplomatic_engineer | Nagongera Girls Primary School | Uganda
    22 Apr 2021

    I live in the Eastern part of Uganda and it is clear that the reaction to climate change isn't treated with the same urgency as with Covid 19 and I think it is partly because people haven't been sensitised about it as much as it has been with the Covid 19 outbreak. Also people can clearly see the immediate impact Covid 19 has like deaths, financial loss, loss of jobs, limited movements, collapse of businesses, change in school programs and so many more, these have been felt by even the less privileged people in the society which isn't the case with climate change as its effects are mainly long term for example a tree cut down 10years ago may not have affected the people then but has great impact on the people today. Some people are not aware of why the seasons are irregular today for example it may be hot when it's meant to be a wet season, this is all due to climate change which resulted from man's activities such deforestation, environmental pollution, and because of lack of this knowledge, people don't treat climate change with urgency.

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  • global-conversation.png steadfast_performance | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2021

    They do not react quickly to climate change like they interact with a virus, since I live in Palestine, where in Palestine climate change is not a problem or disease, for example, there are no negative effects of climate change, as for the Corona virus, it has negative effects as it leads to death, as for climate change does not lead to anything This is an opinion

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      steadfast_performance's comment 23 Apr 2021

      Do you think everyone in Palestine would agree "climate change is not a problem" there?

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      1. global-conversation.png steadfast_performance | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ the BNC's comment 23 Apr 2021

        Certainly, because this is a normal thing and it is common for those from Palestine who agree with me

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_thought | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2021

    Hello, I'm from Palestine (Gaza) in my city I think people do not react to climate change as they did with Covid 19 because climate change may affect them , but it dose not affect them significantly , that is it dose not affect a great danger to there lives and this is unlike Covid 19 Which if it affects someone it greatly affects his life and seriously affects it and could lead to death.

    Also , the Ministry Health in my city focused more on Covid 19 and was more careful and warned people to take safety precautions Which increased people's interactions with Covid 19 more than climate change.
    I hope this epidemic is gone and end of all over the world
    Thank you , bye

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg focused_hurricane | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    23 Apr 2021

    covid helped air pollution but didnt help sea pollution thus is because when we were at home we used more plastics bags and things that wont help the sea.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg unique_tangerine | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    23 Apr 2021

    Nobody reacted to climate change like Covid-19 because while they are both lethal threats that tragically kill a lot of people Covid-19 took the world by storm and nobody was warned and everything happening was just a lot to process and because nobody could make sense of it they started to panic. Climate change has been foretold and scientists have warned us for years that it was going to happen so nobody was really surprised. Another thing is that corona affects everybody world-wide but climate changes affects the minority so the big countries don't care all that much. What doesn't affect them they don't care about. In addition to that covid-19 is an urgent that problem that needs to be solved now but climate change is killing the Earth slowly and so the people who have the power to stop just say it's a problem for the next generation.
    I hope this was a good explanation, thank you.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      unique_tangerine's comment 23 Apr 2021

      Do you think climate change will always "affect the minority", unique_tangerine?

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  • global-conversation.png lovely_tiger | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    23 Apr 2021

    Climate change is something that has come to stay for over decades in some countries like Nigeria where I come from, I will say it is because of our ignorance and not being inquisitive.
    I currently live in plateau state Riyom and despite our high yield in agriculture, climate change has affected us so bad, Climate change has made conditions more favorable to the spread of some infectious diseases in my country, like Lyme disease, waterborne diseases such as Vibrio parahaemolyticus which causes vomiting and diarrhea, and mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and malaria. Despite these disease, people continue with their daily life.
    Covid- 19 on the other hand is a virus that brought fear to people and people thought the world was coming to an end, People died, properties were lost, Jobs were lost as a result of not being able to work at home. We experience what we thought would not happen to us which is death, lives were lost as a result of the pandemic. The pandemic has been affecting the entire food system and has laid bare its fragility where I live, preventing farmers from accessing markets, including buying and selling their produce.

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  • global-conversation.png blessed_attention | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2021

    The treatment in my country of Palestine differed between covid-19 and the crisis of climate change, as the interaction with the crisis of covid-19 was more for reasons because every person in the world is threatened with death as a result of direct exposure to the danger of Covid 19, while climate change is an imminent threat, but it is not directly affected, it affects a certain sector to a degree Its current danger, as the agriculture and fish sector is the most affected by climate change, as the rates and times of rainfall vary, so you see the respondents in the climate change crisis are much less than Covid-19.

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    1. global-conversation.png thankful_eagle | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      blessed_attention's comment 25 Apr 2021

      Your words are also correct. There are those who interact with Covid 19, even if it is not common in those areas, but for fear of it

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  • global-conversation.png open_knowledge | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2021

    People interact more with the Corona epidemic than climate change because it is a temporary epidemic that will certainly end as in previous epidemics, but climate change will remain for many years and needs continuous work and global efforts.

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  • global-conversation.png open_knowledge | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2021

    Hello !!!
    Why do people not react to the issue of climate change as in the crisis of the Corona virus ??
    I will give an example of my country, Palestine ...
    In Palestine, we do not have a clear climate change, as in the developed countries and the two poles, so the people of Palestine will be more concerned with the Corona virus crisis because it affected them more than climate change.
    In addition to the fact that the Corona virus crisis is temporary, unlike climate change that extends for many years that ,
    the Corona virus is a recent crisis that directly affects us and its effects are greater than the effects of climate
    As a Palestinian student, I will not care about climate change as I will care about Corona virus, because climate change will not be one of the most important problems that threaten my life, unlike the Corona virus.

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  • global-conversation.png open_knowledge | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2021

    I think people are not reacting quickly to climate change because the effects of the Coronavirus on people and countries are faster than climate change.
    The effects of climate change come over many years, but the Corona crisis in one year turned the world upside down and claimed the lives of nearly 2 million people around the world and affected all areas of life, so the education movement was stopped. And the economy and more.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      open_knowledge's comment 26 Apr 2021

      Please try to bring together your thoughts in one comment, open_knowledge, and that way you can also select which is your most important points!

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  • global-conversation.png open_knowledge | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2021

    I think that people do not react quickly to climate change because it is the Corona virus that affects the population and their health directly, unlike climate change that affects people after a long time.

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  • global-conversation.png open_knowledge | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2021

    I think that people are reacting quickly to the Corona crisis because its impact on the world's population is one and equal. As for climate change, it does not affect all regions of the world equally.
    For example, climate change in the poles differs from climate change in the plains and lakes, as well as climate change in the United States of America is different from the climate change we have here in Palestine. We do not notice much climate change due to the lack of factories and the lack of emissions of harmful gases

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  • global-conversation.png open_knowledge | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2021

    I think that people do not react quickly to climate change because some people consider climate change to have occurred because of developed countries and their factories only, and it is the first reason for this change.
    These people do not care about these changes and you think that they do not affect them and do not use methods that reduce this environmental pollution, unlike the Corona virus, which spreads very quickly.
    All the world's population may be a reason for its spread if they do not adhere to the preventive measures, so they wear masks and sterilize

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  • global-conversation.png open_knowledge | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2021

    I think that one of the reasons people react to the Corona virus quickly, unlike climate change, is that the Corona virus suddenly came into the world and stopped life and imposed itself forcefully, unlike climate change that gradually increased over the years. It did not affect life as the Corona virus did

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  • global-conversation.png ambitious_argument | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    23 Apr 2021

    This is why fighting climate change is so urgent. The global warming that's changing our climate is already having dire consequences.
    We humans are the one who burn fossil fuels and chop down forests, causing average temperature to rise world wide.
    Earth has already warmed by about 1 degree Celsius or 1.8 degree. since the 19th century before industry started to boom. Whilst we experience the effect, we're on our way towards 1.5degree C (2.7f)by as early as 2030.
    It is not too late to slow the pace of climate change as long as we act today with your help,we can attack this challenges .
    Thanks

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  • global-conversation.png ambitious_argument | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    23 Apr 2021

    This is why fighting climate change is so urgent. The global warming that's changing our climate is already having dire consequences.
    We humans are the one who burn fossil fuels and chop down forests, causing average temperature to rise world wide.
    Earth has already warmed by about 1 degree Celsius or 1.8 degree. since the 19th century before industry started to boom. Whilst we experience the effect, we're on our way towards 1.5degree C (2.7f)by as early as 2030.
    It is not too late to slow the pace of climate change as long as we act today with your help,we can attack this challenges .
    Thanks

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  • global convo icon.png diplomatic_engineer | Nagongera Girls Primary School | Uganda
    24 Apr 2021

    In Uganda, climate change does not have an immediate impact on people's lives as Covid-19 did. Due to this fact, many people tend to ignore how much their activities have affected the environment in general. Since many believe its not alive or death situation they do not treat it with the same urgency. Personally, l have planted some trees at school and at home. My mother farms but it is very difficult to detect if it is the wet season though most people have decided to take on irrigation but do not make an effort to conserve the environment.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_mango | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Apr 2021

    welcome everybody... I think that Covid 19 has affected the environment a lot in almost all respects, but many of us are ignorant of how it affected ... They know that it has affected, but they think it only negatively affected and this is wrong thinking ... Because Covid 19 really made us think about the environment, it made us see things that we did not see and do not care about .... He made us see that everything has positives and negatives .... For example, Covid 19 is one of its disadvantages, anxiety, fear, and frequent deaths and diseases, but really its benefits are great. This pandemic came to make people think, and perhaps after the end of the pandemic, people will still think about their health and their lives more because of it .... And then people will think about everything around them and care about everything ... It is our nature to correct our mistakes and not repeat them .... Thank you

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  • global-conversation.png champion_mango | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Apr 2021

    People think that climate change is a natural and recurring thing and that it always happens, but the world is witnessing a significant and significant climate change, but people do not care about it, unlike Covid 19, this virus came suddenly and did not happen before, so people hurried to find a solution for it. To finish it so that it does not affect their normal lives and they did not feel that climate change is getting worse and I think they will not interact with it as they should (with caution and concern) because they have not seen the results yet .....
    But I do not think like them, so we must take care of everything around us because it can develop and pose a very great danger ....
    I am opposed to people's thinking, and I do not think it is the best thinking
    Thank you..

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  • global-conversation.png encouraging_pineapple | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Apr 2021

    I live in Palestine and I do not think that the climate affects the spread of Covid-19 because people protected themselves from it, so the climate in Palestine did not affect the spread of the Corona virus muchThere are many people who say that it spreads a lot in the winter and influenza, and there are some people who think that it spreads in the summer, but research is still ongoing on this topic.

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  • global-conversation.png willing_cricket | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Apr 2021

    Climate does not affect the spread of covid-19 It is true that the virus has affected many things such as the global economy and also everyone knows that it spreads very quickly, but it does not spread with climate change. It spreads by touching the hands of some and has its symptoms as well. I think that climate does not affect the spread of covid- 19Because the injuries and deaths caused by the Corona virus are much more than those caused by the variability of the climate

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  • global-conversation.png encouraging_cricket | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Apr 2021

    God almight created the four seasons and made them starting to work on caution and adapting to conditions of the appropriate choice of clothing ,food and homes shape while with covid19 there is no thing to prevent them from infection and we in Palestine follow the prediction of the weather ,which doesnot make there agreat danger to the lives of others while the corona virus has caused many of death

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  • global-conversation.png encouraging_cricket | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Apr 2021

    The world is trying hard to adapt to corona virus which has negatively affected the life of the whole world in terms of health ,education ,tourism,agriculture and trade while the effect of the climate may differ between the two parts of the earth and from one place to another which makes adapting to it easier than adapting to the virus corona

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  • global-conversation.png astounding_glacier | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Apr 2021

    The climate interacts with covid 19 , for my city, palestine , in the winter season, the number of infections in the virus increass due to the climatic factors that help the virus to spread, such as low temperatures , wind speed , relative humidity even ahigh degree of severity of the virus's ability to survive , and there is an increase in infections due to overcrowding
    In the Gaza strip and the possibility of asecond wave of the pandemic , but the presence of factors that help the spread and work to increase the chances of transmission and survival of the virus in the air

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  • global-conversation.png thankful_eagle | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Apr 2021

    Hello👋💗👋 my name is Hala from Palestine * _ *
    Covid-19 has changed the climate, previously it has been better
    I hope it returns as it was
    But we all shift as much as possible to adapt to the atmosphere
    To live a better life
    To keep us happy
    Someday we will be back as we were, and the new atmosphere will be back in Tables

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  • global-conversation.png super_library | Rel Khadhra Preparatory School | Tunisia
    07 May 2021

    In my opinion, where a person live can have great effects on his opinion about Building Black Greener.For example, le someone live in cold places , he will not not notice the effects of climate change clearly . But, we in Tunisia the impacts of the pollution is clearly noticed as global working is .Our winter has changed To have very hot weather and our summer the opposite. So, here in Tunisia people wanted To think about Building back greener but unfortunatelly they don't have money for it and they think it is expensive and that finding a well_ mais job is more important than building back greener.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      super_library's comment 07 May 2021

      Hi super_library - thanks for joining the conversation! I have edited your comment to take out your real name because this is not allowed on the Hub.

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  • global-conversation.png compassionate_fact | Rel Khadhra Preparatory School | Tunisia
    07 May 2021

    compassionate_fact I think that really the place where someone live can effect his opinion about Building Back Greener. For instance, if someone live in a devoleping or in low income country this will make the person less aware about the climate change and the importance of building back greener. This person will only think about his life , of getting a good job that will enable him To feed his family. Whether To live in clean environment or not will not matter for him a lot because he can't see it's effects immideatilly. Je thanks that this does not impact his life.
    Besudes, contrary, if one lives in a reach country this
    will make him see the impacts of the climate change on him and all the persons around him.
    Adding to that, in countries where people care about their health and the beauty of the place where they live, building back greener will be one of his greatest concern as it will directy influence his life style, his health and all things arou.d him.

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